The little bi-metal spring in my thermometer outside is alive and well and expanding. This morning's official driveway temperature was -22F which feels downright balmy after 15 days of -40F or lower. Fairbanks is well on its way to a mini winter heat wave which may even see above zero temperatures. If that happens the arctic entry construction will begin in earnest and we will add 80 square feet to the cabin and break the 500 square foot mark which is much more conducive to happy cabin life. Soon the insulating blinds will go up, ice will melt from the windows and we'll all practice squinting once again. We have over 4 hours of sunlight now and gaining over 5 minutes a day. Welcome back cancerous orb! (I'm talking about the sun, not Governor Sara Palin)
Here's Angela enjoying the last few minutes of sunlight and -41F.